There could be a two-year delay in the inception of the Kenilworth Improvement District as more signatures and engagements are needed.Details of the plans will be discussed at the Kenilworth Village Residents’ and Business Association (KVRBA) annual meeting that will be held in the main boardroom at 294 Main Road in Kenilworth on Thursday 18 October at 18:00. According to Muhamed Ebrahim, the chairperson of the KVRBA, this has been a year of low activity. This, he says, is because most of their committee members were fully engaged in trying to get the Kenilworth Improvement District off the ground. “However, this did not happen for many reasons and the possible commencement date has now been put forward by 12 months, to 1 July 2020. As many of the KVRBA activities would have been picked up by the KID, this left us, as a community, with a period where local issues, especially crime and grime, were not being addressed,” says Ebrahim.He says it is important that they “re-energise” the KVRBA and look forward to what should be done. Meanwhile he says the committee is appealing to stakeholders to become functionally involved and make sure they play a positive role in addressing social issues, including vagrants and sex workers, within the area. At the meeting, changes in the roles of committee members will be announced. These include a change in the communications team which will now be handled by Adrian Fuller and Trish Dove. According to Ebrahim, he and Peter Golding will concentrate on the businesses within Kenilworth Village, while other committee members will coordinate and support the committee’s interventions on security issues, cleanliness and other issues such as the state of the sidewalks which have been dug up to lay fibre but not resealed.“There are differing needs for the residents and business community in the Kenilworth area and the new committee must be sensitive to, and attempt to address, such needs. “It is imperative that the new committee builds up our membership and all committee members are requested to get involved to grow this organisation,” says Ebrahim.V For more information visit www.kvrba.co.za.